Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, August 14, 2014
IHT thanks community with ice cream, activities
Kids and adults swim at the Lily Pond during the Island Heritage Trust Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 10.
by Jessica Brophy
Bubbles, swimming, jazz, native cold-blooded critters and ice cream were just a few of the elements that lent themselves to the Island Heritage Trust’s third annual Ice Cream Social at the Lily Pond on Sunday, August 10.
“We were very blessed with wonderful weather,” said volunteer Joy Kleeman. The goal of the event is to thank the community for their support, she said.
The New Traditional Jazz Band entertained the crowds of children, parents and other community members enjoying warm weather and the cool pond.
Ellen Rowan, chairman of the board of trustees, said the event for her was a joy. “Listening to this fabulous music, to the sound of all these kids having fun without electronics,” said Rowan. “My favorite part of the day are the people who show up to swim who don’t have any idea this is happening.”
IHT Executive Director Mike Little showed off small native creatures such as turtles, a snake and a red-backed salamander. Little also gave a few tours of the property IHT hopes to acquire as part of “Lily Pond Phase II,” a new project to raise funds to purchase a 10-acre property next to the current IHT-held Lily Pond property.
“I wish more people knew,” said Rowan about the social. “They’re missing a good time.”